No. 11 Louisville tops No. 10 Indiana
Roundup: No. 19 Santa Barbara hands No. 3 Akron first loss
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- No. 10 Indiana Hoosiers (6-2-2) dropped its second consecutive decision on Wednesday night as Louisville (7-3-0) scored three unanswered goals for a 3-2 overtime victory. Eriq Zavaleta and Alec Purdie contributed the goals for the Hoosiers, while Kenney Walker and Colin Rolfe scored for the visitors.
The Hoosiers opened the scoring in the first half when Eriq Zavaleta controlled Tommy Meyer's cross with his chest inside the box and slotted a shot under the onrushing Louisville goalkeeper Andre Boudreaux to make it 1-0.
Indiana looked to be cruising in the 55th minute as Purdie gave the home side a 2-0 lead. Harrison Petts drove in a corner kick right to Jacob Bushue, who headed it goalward where Purdie was waiting to volley past Boudreaux from three yards.
Louisville cut the deficit in half with 18 minutes remaining on a corner kick of their own, Colin Rolfe capitalizing on a loose ball in the box and finding the back of the net.
The game was tied barely a minute later when Kenney Walker pounced inside the area, stunning the Hoosiers to make it two goals apiece.
In overtime, Louisville maintained its momentum and grabbed the game-winner in the 95th minute as Walker notched his second of the night, rolling the ball into the bottom left corner with a sliding shot from 16 yards to complete the comeback.
No. 19 Santa Barbara 3, No. 3 Akron 2 (OT)
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – No. 3 Akron was handed its first loss of the season in a 3-2 overtime decision at No. 19 Santa Barbara Wednesday night at Harder Stadium on FOX Soccer Channel.
The Zips (7-1-2), who trailed for the first time all fall, rallied back from a 2-1 deficit midway through the second half only to surrender a golden goal to UCSB's Luis Silva – who found the net twice in the game – 33 seconds into the first overtime period.
It was just UA's second loss during the regular run of play in its last 60 matches, dating back to the start of the 2009 season.
UA sophomore Darren Mattocks netted his eighth goal of the season and junior Thomas Schmitt found the net for the second time in three matches in a losing effort for Akron.
No. 5 Creighton 2, Wisconsin 1 (OT)
MADISON, Wis. -- Greg Jordan ripped a shot and scored from 30 yards out just 3:36 into overtime as No. 5 Creighton came from behind to top Wisconsin 2-1 on Wednesday. After falling behind in the 59th minute, the Bluejays pulled even just three minutes later and rode an aggressive attack into overtime.
Creighton's second overtime win of the season moves the Bluejays to 9-1-0 on the season and 8-2-1 all-time against Wisconsin. The loss dropped the Badgers to 5-4-2 on the season.
For the second consecutive game, the top-ranked defense in the nation found itself down 1-0 when the Badgers scored in the 59th minute. Chris Prince scored his third goal of the season to give the home team the 1-0 lead.
Creighton responded quickly to just its second goal allowed of the season, scoring just under three minutes later when Dion Acoff found the back of the net in the 62nd minute. Acoff's first goal of the season came from outside the box as he took a feed from Wisconsin native Ethan Finlay and beat Wisconsin's keeper Max Jentsch to the far post.
No. 7 UC Irvine 2, Cal State Fullerton 1
FULLERTON, Calif. -- UC Irvine and Cal State Fullerton battled on a wet field at Titan Stadium, but the Anteaters came up victorious with a 2-1 score setting up a first-place battle for the Big West Saturday.
The 'Eaters came out firing early commanding the possession.
They were able to strike first thanks to a senior captain.
Jimmy Turner launched a throw-in from the far sideline into the goalie box. The ball banked out and right back to him as he won the battle against the defender and flicked it on goal. The Titan keeper had the ball go right through his hands and into the net giving UCI the 1-0 lead in the 13th minute.
The action continued in the half as each team has some nice touches.
One unfortunate touch came in the 38th minute for the 'Eaters. Michael Denny hit a free kick from about 35 yards out that rolled along the turf. Defender Jonathan Rivas slid to knock the ball out, but instead he popped it up just enough to get it over keeper Andrew Fontein's outstretched hand to tie the match up, 1-1.
Christopher Santana played very well in the match, and had an outstanding chance in the final minutes. His sharp boot was just turned aside by a sprawling Titan keeper.
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites.